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Noem pushes emergency bills, but doctors say it’s not enough

(AP) — Gov. Kristi Noem says she will pitch legislators on a series of emergency bills to address what she believes will be a months-long fight against the coronavirus. But a leading doctor’s group says she is not currently doing enough to stop its spread. The South Dakota Medical Association says the governor should order restaurants and bars to shut down and halt all elective procedures. The Republican governor is trying to balance between the rosy predictions coming from president Donald Trump and a total lock down on activity. Noem is pitching a series of emergency bills to sustain battle against COVID-19 that she says may last “many months.”

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